14 Dec 2017

Suicide bomber kills at least 18 at police academy in Somalia’s capital

“A suicide bomber disguised as a policeman blew himself up inside a police training camp in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Thursday and killed at least 18 officers, officials said.” Source: Suicide bomber kills at least 18 at police academy in Somalia’s capital

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14 Dec 2017

Taliban features its ‘Umari Martyrdom Battalion’

“The Afghan Taliban emphasized the training of its ‘Umari Martyrdom Battalion’ in a video released by the group earlier today. The video is the latest in a series of propaganda promoting Taliban units and the group’s network of training camps, all of which train in the open during broad daylight

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13 Dec 2017

Two Palestinian militants killed in Gaza explosion

“Two Palestinian militants were killed in Gaza Tuesday in an explosion whose cause was unclear, with Israel firmly denying claims from authorities in the Hamas-run enclave that it was responsible.” Source: Two Palestinian militants killed in Gaza explosion

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13 Dec 2017

2 Teenage Girl Suicide Bombers Kill 4 in Nigeria’s North

“A Nigerian official says two teenage girl suicide bombers attacked the town of Gwoza, in the country’s north, killing at least four people.” Source: 2 Teenage Girl Suicide Bombers Kill 4 in Nigeria’s North

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13 Dec 2017

German soldier charged with plotting to kill politicians while posing as refugee

“A soldier in the Bundeswehr has been charged with planning to carry out attacks on high-ranking political figures and frame refugees for the crimes. The justice minister was among those on his hit list.” Source: German soldier charged with plotting to kill politicians while posing as refugee | News |

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13 Dec 2017

EU proposes to streamline databases across bloc to reduce terror attacks

“The proposed service would allow border guards and police to simultaneously search multiple systems across the EU to verify identity documents. EU officials hope part of the system will become operational next year.” Source: EU proposes to streamline databases across bloc to reduce terror attacks | News | DW |

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13 Dec 2017

New York bombing suspect Akayed Ullah warned Trump on Facebook

“The man who faces terror charges over Monday’s bus terminal bombing in New York posted a warning to President Donald Trump just before the attack.” Source: New York bombing suspect Akayed Ullah warned Trump on Facebook – BBC News

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13 Dec 2017

Tracing ISIS’ Weapons Supply Chain

“Rockets manufactured in Bulgaria bear a ‘10’ or ‘11’ in a double circle. The green paints used by China and Russia are slightly different shades. ‘In Iraq, we have fought the whole world,’ one soldier bragged to me a couple of days before, referring to the many foreign fighters recruited

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13 Dec 2017

Hezbollah chief says Trump Jerusalem move ‘beginning of end’ for Israel

“Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said his terror group was wrapping up fighting in Syria and would turn its attention to fighting Israel, as he raged against the US recognition of Jerusalem Monday.” Source: Hezbollah chief says Trump Jerusalem move ‘beginning of end’ for Israel | The Times of Israel

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13 Dec 2017

How Islamic State got its weapons

“For years, weapons of war have been freely flowing into Iraq. Slack controls over Iraqi military stockpiles and endemic corruption by successive Iraqi governments have added to the problem.” Source: How Islamic State got its weapons | Amnesty International UK

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